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Our creative crafts course is creating ideas for wellbeing

We are coming to the end of our first two Creative Crafts courses and they have proved a great success. Our learners have got involved with a variety of creative activities including: decoupage, glass painting, clay work and digital photography. We've had a nice mix of learners on the course. Both self-professed creative types and those who consider themselves without a single creative bone in their body.

Reflections.......... on Training and Friday meets. What's the impact?

Update for January - co-production and Thoughts linked to The Friday Group Meet on the 27.1.16. 

Volunteers in Blackpool

Blackpool now has a small team of 5 volunteers. They all become involved in the MHFE pilot as learners but have shown exceptional commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the project during and after their courses.

New at Morley College - Wellbeing Cafe


The Wellbeing Café at Morley College


Using Social Media In Blackpool:

Since coming into post as the Project Co-ordinator I have been keen to utilise social media as a way of connecting with learners. After following policy guidelines we now have use of numerous social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and a Padlet. Our aim is to provide support and enhance the delivery of our courses and as a medium to encourage progression from our courses.

Positive Futures - Learner feedback

Upon completion of a recent Positive Futures course learners were asked how they felt.  This course was based around the '5 Ways to Well-being' focusing on many aspects including diet and nutrient.  One learner asked if the topic of 'Self Love' could be included and following that session these are some of the comments made

'Connecting and sharing with others has felt good, I found the session on self love very beneficial'

From a CLMH Phase-1 Learner

Allan's return to wellbeing

We have uploaded a new case study to The Learning Curve (Wiltshire) project page. Please do check it out. Allan completed a confidence and self-esteem course with us in November and December 2016. Subsequently, Allan has joined the MHP project as a volunteer. As part of his volunteering Allan has completed a coiuple of one day employability courses, a two day introduction to trainer skills course and All an has taken the opportunity to volunteer to support the tutor on one of our Jamie Oliver home cooking courses.

Afternoon Promotional Tea

This afternoon Blue Sky Derby hosted a successful afternoon tea, offering residents of Derby the opportunity to come and find out more about the project and it's suitability for them over a free drink and piece of cake. We had a steady stream of interested people through the door, not all of which the project was suitable for but were then directed to other areas of learning that they could benefit from.


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